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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of bunco.


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  • "_never buy another book_," because he had been "buncoed" by a book-agent, to whom he otherwise referred with an uncomplimentary adjective.

    Book-Lovers, Bibliomaniacs and Book Clubs

  • Thousands of poor, doddering, half-witted creatures in Brooklyn and Flatbush, who ought not really to have control of their own money at all, are getting buncoed out of whatever it is per annum in exchange for -- how shall I put it in a forcible yet refined and gentlemanly manner?

    The Prince and Betty

  • Don't be buncoed by the word-jugglers who tell you that the profits of the capitalists are the "fruits of abstinence," or the "reward of managing ability," sometimes also called the "wages of superintendence."

    The Common Sense of Socialism A Series of Letters Addressed to Jonathan Edwards, of Pittsburg

  • He had subsequently endured two breach-of-promise suits, had broken the state automobile record for number of speed violation arrests, had been buncoed, badgered, paneled, blackmailed and short-carded out of sums varying between one hundred and ten thousand dollars; and now, in the year of grace, 19 --, was the horror of the pulpit and the delight of the press of the city which he called his home.

    Average Jones

  • Jim felt that the Government had buncoed him into this comic-opera chorus.

    We Can't Have Everything

  • I just can't stay in the room and see you buncoed that way.

    Chapter XI

  • I saw I had been buncoed, and I put my hand down and said they must excuse me, that I was going to leave.

    Some reminiscences,

  • You see, when he got back to town last night they told him he had been buncoed out of the biggest thing for years, and they got it into his head that I was child enough to run a ferry for criminals.

    The Celebrity, Complete

  • A familiar figure ducked out of the cellar, surrounded by others, and the crowd made for two taxicabs standing on the opposite side of the street near a restaurant which was really not a tough joint but made a play at catering to people from uptown who wanted a taste of near-crime and did not know when they were being buncoed.

    Guy Garrick

  • The silver problem is not at present the burthen of my song -- I simply rise to remark that the American people have been buncoed by this commission business.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 10


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